English woman Amy Johnson landed in Darwin, Northern Territory, becoming the first woman to successfully fly from England to Australia.
Flight reported the success in its pages on 30 May issue. We wrote: "Her pluck and her unexpected skill have captured the public imagination to an unprecedented degree. In herself she is a modest but very earnest young woman of 22."
You can read excerpts of her daily log in Flight's archive pages charting her route and progress.
"Miss Johnson, who is the only woman to hold an Air Ministry ground engineer's licence, hopes to beat Bert Hinkler's record of 15 and a half days for the journey."
We noted that the aircraft, previously flown by Capt. Hope, was fitted with a larger fuel tank and she had experienced rain storms over the Balkan mountains.
More information in the Flight archives about Amy Johnson during 1930 including an article with a caption that reads: "Miss Amy Johnson, with her father and mother, standing beside the M.G. sports car presented to her by Sir William Morris. Empire, said Miss Johnson was the first woman to be an honorary member of the guild."